Facebook & Digicel Launches Free Basics in Dominica

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FACEBOOK & DIGICEL LAUNCHES FREE BASIC

Thursday 13th October 2016 – Roseau, Dominica: In celebration of Social Media Day 2016, Digicel launched ‘Facebook Flex’, a new service that allows customers to access the popular social media service without credit or a data plan.

A condensed version of the Facebook service, Facebook Flex allows customers to like, share and comment on posts, update their statuses, upload photos and send and receive instant messages, without incurring data charges. To access premium content like photos and videos, however, customers can activate a data plan.

“Digicel is always looking for ways to offer Best Value to its customers. Facebook is widely used among Digicel customers and we are pleased to partner with Facebook. This product empowers the customer to manage their data and allow them to stay connected with family and friends without a data plan on the Digicel network,” said Nathalie Walsh, Sales & Marketing Manager of Digicel Dominica. .  

“We are excited to make Facebook Flex available in Dominica, extending our partnership with Digicel across the region. Facebook Flex gives people more control over their Facebook experience, connecting them with their friends and family for free,” said Leo Leåo, Growth Manager at Facebook.

Right now, Digicel has over one million data subscribers. Through the Digicel/Facebook partnership, every one of the mobile provider’s  customers will be able to use the social networking site for free to get the latest information, find jobs, get help and stay connected with the people they love.

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ABOUT DIGICEL

Digicel Group Limited is a leading global communications provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams and individuals including the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt and Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel also sponsors the West Indies cricket team.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

 

 

 

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FACEBOOK AND DIGICEL LAUNCHES FREE BASIC IN DOMINICA